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From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs of the classic rock era with host Eric Senich.

From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs of the classic rock era with host Eric Senich.


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From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs of the classic rock era with host Eric Senich.




Episode 95 | "Limelight: Rush In The 80s" with Author Martin Popoff

It’s part two of my discussion with author Martin Popoff. Last time (Episode 94) we talked about Thin Lizzy and Martin's new book out called "Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography". This episode we discuss his other new book "Limelight: Rush in the 80s". It’s the second in a career spanning Rush Across The Decades trilogy. In the follow-up to "Anthem: Rush in the ’70s", Martin brings together canon analysis, cultural context, and extensive firsthand interviews to celebrate Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson,...


Episode 94 | "Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography" with Author Martin Popoff

Author Martin Popoff returns to the DISCovery podcast to talk about two new books out now. Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography" and "Limelight: Rush In The 80s". This is a two-parter. This episoe we talk Thin Lizzy. If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a massive photo book its Thin Lizzy. No one has published a visual biography of the band…until now. Drawing on several thousand images and items of memorabilia the 240-page book is full of live and off stage photos that span over...


Episode 93 | Bon Jovi 'New Jersey'

On October 15th, 1988 Bon Jovi started a four-week run at number one on the US Album chart with their fourth studio album 'New Jersey'. Bon Jovi was coming off of the multi-million selling 1986 album 'Slippery When Wet' so expectations were high when 'New Jersey' was released on September 19th, 1988. The band lived up to those expectations with another chart topper, another multi-million seller (seven million sold) and an album that still holds the record for having the most top ten hits for...


Episode 92 | A VHND/DISCovery Tribute To Eddie Van Halen

A special Van Halen News Desk/DISCovery tribute special in honor of Eddie Van Halen who died at the age of 65 on October 6th, 2020. This episode includes tributes from authors Kevin Dodds (Contributing writer for the Van Halen News Desk & Author of "Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography"), Greg Renoff (Author of "Van Halen Rising" & " Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music"), Ian Christie (Author of "Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga"), Greg Prato ("Shredders! The Oral...


Episode 91 | Cowboy Songs

Pull up a stool, have a seat in the DISCovery Saloon. These are the 20 greatest songs all about cowboys, outlaws and life in the goode 'ole Wild West. Along the way you'll hear clips from the greatest Western films and TV shows of all time (see if you can figure out which ones!). Find DISCovery on Facebook at The DISCovery theme song "Woo Hoo" by Reebosound ( Please give the show a five-star rating and review wherever...


Episode 90: Eddie Van Halen Has Died

Eddie Van Halen passed away today (10/6/20) at the age of 65. Share your thoughts on Eddie through our email If you have the ability to record your message and send as an mp3 definitely do so. I plan to share your thoughts and feelings with fellow fans soon. R.I.P. Eddie...


Episode 89 | Creedence Clearwater Revival 'Green River' Album

On September 19th, 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival started a four-week run at number one on the US album chart with 'Green River.' It was one of three albums the band released in just that year alone. The number seven album 'Bayou Country' before it with the number three album 'Willie and the Poorboys' coming after. By the end of 1969, Creedence had three top-10 albums on the Billboard 200, and four top-five singles on the Billboard Hot 100. CCR was everywhere by the summer of 1969 and the...


Episode 88 | Nirvana 'Nevermind'

Released on September 24th, 1991 Nirvana's 'Nevermind' was expected to sell 500 thousand copies at best. It’s gone to sell over 30 million copies. By January of 1992 it surpassed Michael Jackson’s 'Dangerous' to go to number one on Billboard. As Rolling Stone later put it, "No album in recent history had such an overpowering impact on a generation. A nation of teens suddenly turned punk." In this episode we’ll get into the stories behind the songs, the album cover and, well, whatever,...


Episode 87 | The Who 'Who's Next'

This episode all about the classic 1971 Who album 'Who’s Next'. On September 18th of '71 it became the band's first and only UK number one album. It would reach number four in the US. 'Who's Next' started out as a rock opera Pete Townshend was working on called "The Lifehouse Project". Although the project never came to fruition many songs from it would be used for 'Who's Next'. You'll hear what was Townshend's original concept of the aborted "Lifehouse Project", the stories behind the nine...


Episode 86 | "House of the Rising Sun"

On September 5th, 1964 The Animal’s cover of "House of the Rising Sun" started a three week run at number one on the US singles chart. This came centuries after the song was originally conceived which leads us to its mythical and legendary status. Was it about a prostitute? A prisoner? Or was it about a gambler? Just where was this house located? New Orleans? England? Was it even a house? We’ll explore the many theories behind the song and also get into the story of The Animals iconic...


Episode 85 | Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon

Musician/Producer Christopher Thorn is the guest on this episode of DISCovery. Christopher is the guitarist and one of the founding members of Blind Melon along with the late great Shannon Hoon, guitarist Rogers Stevens, drummer Glen Graham and bassist Brad Smith. After Shannon’s passing in 1995 Christopher continued to establish a career as a producer, played with the band Live, produced and performed with AWOL Nation who had a huge hit single with "Sail" in 2011 and formed a couple of...


REPLAY: Back To School Songs [Original Run Date 9/14/2019]

Class is in session! It's time for some classic rock schoolin' with the greatest songs all about school. Scenes from the greatest school comedy movies ever and a whole lot more so grab your seat the course is about to begin! Find DISCovery on Facebook at The original DISCovery theme song "A Billion Years Ago" by The Special Pillow ( Please give the show a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to DISCovery!


Episode 84 | The "Hot For Teacher" Waldo Myth Revealed

Every rock fan remembers the classic Van Halen video "Hot For Teacher" right? But there's one question that has persisted ever since the video debuted back in 1984: Just what ever became of Waldo after graduation? Actually, in all seriousness (or as serious as we can get when talking about one of the funniest videos ever), many Van Halen fans have wondered who played the character of Waldo in that video. About ten years ago there was a rumor that began circulating on the internet that it was...


Episode 83 | Pearl Jam 'Ten'

This week we revisit Pearl Jam's 'Ten' album which was released on August 27th, 1991. By the end of the summer of 1992 it had gone gold and reached number 2 on Billboard. It would eventually sell 11 million copies and, along with Nirvana’s 'Nevermind', take alternative rock from out of the underground and headfirst into the mainstream In this episode you'll hear the story of what led up to the band's formation, the story behind the band's name and album title of 'Ten' and, of course, the...


Episode 82 | Bruce Springsteen 'Born to Run' Album

It was on August 25th of 1975 that a Jersey boy named Bruce Springsteen released his third studio album called 'Born To Run'. Prior to that summer Bruce was relatively unknown by the mainstream and about to be dropped by his record label. By the end of the summer of 1975, however, all that would change with 'Born To Run' and by the fall he would find himself on the cover of both Time and Newsweek. The success of 'Born To Run' didn’t come easy, however. With pressure from his record label to...


Episode 81 | Grateful Dead 'In The Dark'

By the summer of 1987 The Grateful Dead had been together for over two decades. They had experienced everything a band could by that point. Well, almost. By the end of that summer they had a platinum selling, top ten album 'In The Dark' along with a top ten single "Touch of Grey". ‘In The Dark’ (released on July 6th 1987) reached number 6 on the Billboard 200 on the second week of August. It was their only top ten album and top 40 single. In this episode we’ll get into the eight tracks that...


Episode 80 | Discussing the Shannon Hoon Documentary "All I Can Say" with Author Greg Prato

There’s a brand new documentary out now on the late great singer of Blind Melon Shannon Hoon called "All I Can Say". Author Greg Prato is back on the podcast to give his thoughts on the documentary. Greg has written the must-read book on Shannon and Blind Melon called "A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon". He's also interviewed the director of the documentary Danny Clinch along with members of the band Christopher Thorn and Brad Smith....


Episode 79 | Charles Manson's Helter Skelter

On August 9th, 1969 twenty six year old actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of acclaimed movie director Roman Polanski, is found murdered along with four other people at her Los Angeles home. Many view it as the moment that marked the end of the late 60s peace and love era. The following night grocery store owner Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary were the next victims of murders. Months later it would be revealed the crimes were committed by members of a cult led by a man named Charles...


Episode 78 | The Allman Brothers Band 'Brothers & Sisters'

Following the sudden and tragic death of guitarist and band leader Duane Allman in 1971, the Allman Brothers Band released 1972’s 'Eat A Peach'. The album was a huge commercial success, peaking at number four on Billboard. Soon after, the band regrouped to begin working on what would be their first album without Duane in the studio. It was a huge void but the band was determined to continue. But, once again, tragedy struck. Bassist Berry Oakley’s life was cut short just as they’d begun...


Episode 77 | Author Corbin Reiff ["Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell"]

Author Corbin Reiff is on the podcast to talk about his new book "Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell". With input from those who knew and worked with him—together with his own words— the book recounts the rise of Cornell and his immortal band Soundgarden as they emerged from the 1980s post-punk underground to dominate popular culture in the ’90s alongside Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and Nirvana. Reiff also examines Cornell’s dynamic solo career as well as his time in...